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USA: Police disperse BLM protesters after night of confrontations in Rochester02:24

USA: Police disperse BLM protesters after night of confrontations in Rochester

United States, Rochester
September 6, 2020 at 08:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Confrontations broke out between police and Black Lives Matter protesters in Rochester, New York, on Saturday night as demonstrators rallied over the death of black man Daniel Prude, killed by police in March.

Police used tear gas to disperse protesters who responded by throwing fireworks.

Activists could be seen holding signs denouncing police brutality and racial injustice with some fleeing the scene as they tried to protect themselves with umbrellas.

The protests began after footage showing circumstances of Prude's death was made public on Wednesday. The video showed police covering Prude's head with a "spit hood" and holding him on the ground before he stopped breathing.

Prude was having a mental health episode on March 23 when his brother Joe called the Rochester Police Department for help. The 41-year-old died on March 30 after he was taken off life support.

USA: Police disperse BLM protesters after night of confrontations in Rochester02:24
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Confrontations broke out between police and Black Lives Matter protesters in Rochester, New York, on Saturday night as demonstrators rallied over the death of black man Daniel Prude, killed by police in March.

Police used tear gas to disperse protesters who responded by throwing fireworks.

Activists could be seen holding signs denouncing police brutality and racial injustice with some fleeing the scene as they tried to protect themselves with umbrellas.

The protests began after footage showing circumstances of Prude's death was made public on Wednesday. The video showed police covering Prude's head with a "spit hood" and holding him on the ground before he stopped breathing.

Prude was having a mental health episode on March 23 when his brother Joe called the Rochester Police Department for help. The 41-year-old died on March 30 after he was taken off life support.

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